11th Annual FRANKLIN FOLK FESTIVAL :: Saturday, July 19 from 9am - 4pm in Historic Downtown Franklin

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Franklin High School report cards are ready to be picked up at the main office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday only.

Gem and Mineral Society of Franklin Ice Cream Social will be held on Thursday, July 17, 6:30 p.m. at the community building on 441S. Guests and members bring your favorite topping. Ice cream will be provided. For more information, call (828)349-0337.

High Mountain Squares Hillbilly Dance will be held on Friday, July 18, 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Macon County Community Building, 441S., in Franklin. Jim Duncan from Otto, will be the caller. Western-style square dancing, main/stream and plus levels. Everyone is welcome. For information call (828)371-4946, (828)342-1560, (828)332-0001 or www.highmountainsquare.org

Nantahala Hiking Club Saturday Work Hike will be held on July 26. Meet at NHC Clubhouse at 9 a.m., 176 Carl Slagle Rd, Franklin. Participants should bring lunch, water, and snacks for the day. They should wear long pants, boots and gloves. Be prepared for rain. NHC will furnish tools and directions. Contact Don O’Neal at (828)586-5723 with questions.

The Henderson-Peek Annual Family Reunion will be held on Saturday, July 19, from 12 noon until 3 p.m. at Ellijay Baptist Church, 16 Little Ellijay Rd, Franklin. Attendees are asked to bring individual family histories/stories as well as a food dish to share and beverages of choice.

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge # 81, Macon-Jackson County, will meet on Tuesday, July 22, 7 p.m., at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 69 Iotla Street. All local, county and federal law enforcement personnel, active or retired as well as their support staff are welcome to attend. For more information call John O'- Connor at (828)349-0698.

Alcoholics Anonymous. Help is available. Call 349-HELP.

Job Corps Free scholarship program for young adults between the ages of 16 and 24. You have to attend a presentation at the Workforce Development Center 183 Harrison Ave, Franklin. Presentations are held on Wednesday at 3 p.m., through Oct. 2, and focus on getting young people into a career of their choice whether they already have a HS diploma/GED or need help getting one. Call Rene' Rixmann, admissions counselor at (919)928-1520 to reserve a seat.

Macon County Democratic Party Headquarters at 251 Sloan Rd., is open Tues., Wed., and Thurs. from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m.; and from 4 till 6 p.m. Offices will be open for other special events. Democratic club meetings and events are publicized in the community calendar section of local papers. To attend or join any of the groups, or get more information, call the office at (828)369-8561, Marge Abel (828)369-8159 or Shirl Ches (828)524-9991.

Bus trips to the Asheville Arboretum and other attractions available at Macon County Senior Services 108 Wayah Street. For more information, call (828)349-2058.

Historic Rickman Store located Hwy. 28 N, 8.2 miles from town is open free to the public Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Drop by for a tour of this historic general store, music, refreshments, and free Wi-Fi is available.

Yoga in the Garden Free Class will be held on Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Macon County Environmental Resource Center, 1624 Lakeside Drive. The instructor is Jamie Starbuck Plant M.Ed.,RYT, Kripalu - 500 Hour. For more information, call (407)242-1201.

Gluten Sensitivity and Food Allergy Support Group meets the first Thursday of the month, 6:30 p.m., at Hickory Knoll UMC in the fellowship hall. For more information, see Reesa Boyce or Barbara Taylor.

Southwestern Officials Association is recruiting new members to officiate football at the high school varsity and junior varsity levels as well as middle grade and youth leagues. NCHSAA registration for officials will start soon. For more information, call Curtis Lambert (828)226-0061, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Macon County Veterans Services will be at the local Franklin VA Clinic every Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to assist veterans with VA claims or benefit questions. For more information, call (828)349-2151.

Prostate Survivors Alliance, a Special Support Group for those with prostate cancer, as well as prostate cancer survivors, meets the second Tuesday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. at Harris Medical Park in Sylva. The meetings are free and open to anyone who has experienced prostate cancer, or those who have a current diagnosis. Harris Medical Park is located at 98 Doctors Drive, Sylva, adjacent to Harris Regional Hospital. For more information, contact Joe Hurt at (828)586-5724.

Line Dance Classes are held at the Macon County community building on Monday night: Basics 5:30, Beginners at 6 p.m., Intermediate at 7 p.m., High Intermediate 8. Wednesday morning, Basics 9:30 a.m., Beginners at 10 a.m., Intermediate at 11 a.m. For more information, call (828)369-2492.

Franklin Men’s Golf Association meets at the Franklin Golf Course every Thursday at 8:30 a.m., through September. Putting championship, match play, Nassau’s, scrambles and a few surprises. For more information, call John Thossat (561)797-0022, Gerhard Bartmann (828)524-4296 or Steve Wyatt at the Franklin Golf Course at (828)524-2288.

If your family enjoys meeting new people, exploring new cultures and helping students achieve their dreams, then you would make a great host family. Hosting is an opportunity to share your home with a student who is eager to learn about American culture and become a part of your family. To learn more, contact Ayusa at ayusa.org or contact Donna Bell at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (828)421-8843.

Certified Chair Yoga Classes are offered in the Activity Room at Macon County Senior Services at no charge throughout the month of January. All levels of fitness and flexibility can participate. For more information, call (828)349-0211.

Al-Anon Meets Every Saturday, 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church back entrance and follow the signs. For more information, call (828)332-0074.

Foster Grandparent Volunteers needed. Are you 55 or over? Want to make a difference in your community? Foster Grandparents serve children with special needs in order to help them reach their educational goals. They serve in Head Start programs, non-profit day care centers and public schools. Foster grandparents who meet 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines receive a small tax free stipend plus annual and sick leave plus mileage. Contact Torrie Murphy at Mountain Projects (828)356-2834 for further information.

Heartland Band plays at the Carson Community Building on Saturday nights, 7 to 9 p.m. No admission is charged. The band plays country, bluegrass, gospel. Pickers and singers are welcome to attend.

Macon County Historical Society is looking for school annuals from the following years, before 1926, 1930 to 1949, 1968, 1986, 1992 to 2012. Bring them to the Macon County Historical Museum on Main St. in Franklin. For more information, call (828)524-9758 or Bob Poindexter, president cell (828)371-0005.


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